These Christmas biscuits are beautifully buttery, sweet and perfect for the holiday season! The cookies themselves are really easy and quick to make and the topping can be anything you want it to be, so a really great Christmas holiday activity to do with your children or grandchildren. We went for little snowmen and they have gone down a treat in the showroom!
This recipe makes 15-20 depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
For the biscuits
7oz Self raising flour
3½ oz Soft brown sugar
4oz Salted butter
1 large free range egg
1 tsp Vanilla paste
For the decoration
1 block of ready to roll fondant icing
Food colouring of your choice (to dye half of the fondant icing)
Silver edible balls
Edible glitter (optional!)
Pre heat the oven 180C
Mix together the flour and sugar then begin to rub in the butter with your fingertips until fine breadcrumbs are formed.
Add in the egg and vanilla paste to the breadcrumb mix until a soft dough is formed (don’t worry if it feels a little sticky)
On a well floured surface begin to roll your sweet dough with a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut into desired biscuit shapes! Place the biscuits on a well greased baking tray and pop into the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. They will feel a little soft when first taken out of the oven but they will harden.
Cool on a wire rack. Begin to decorate when they are completely cool.
Roll out the white fondant icing and cut with the same sized cookie cutter as your biscuits, brush the back of each circle with a little warm water and place onto each biscuit.
Dye the other half of the fondant icing (We went with light blue) and cut to the same size as the white fondant icing. Then cut each circle in half to create the snowman’s hat! Brush the back of each hat with warm water and stick on top of the white circle.
Using the icing pens, pipe on eyes, a mouth and a nose which you can stick the edible balls to. Add any additional decoration such as hat detail and then brush with edible glitter for an extra special touch! Allow to set.
Happy Christmas x